The below timeline reflects the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s official timeline for implementation of Initiative 502. The Board and staff are working from this timeline going forward. By law, the WSLCB must have the rules written by December 1, 2013. The agency is on track to meet this deadline. If and/or when timeframes change we will communicate those changes via the I-502 Listserv and our agency Twitter.
Send initial draft rules to stakeholders for comment.
Board work session on proposed rules (schedule will be posted here soon);
Board files official draft rules (CR 102) with the state Code Reviser*;
Small Business Economic Impact Statement issued with CR 102;
- Small Business Economic Impact Statement issued with CR 102;
Public hearing on draft rules;
Board adopts rules;
Effective date for rules; and
WSLCB begins accepting applications for all license types.
Rules are complete (as mandated by law). Begin issuing Producer, Processor
and Retail licenses to qualified applicants.
* Should the draft rules need substantial changes after submitting for comment, the WSLCB is required
by law to resubmit the CR 102. Resubmitting the CR 102 could move the license issuance date to late
Please forward your initial comments to the Liquor and Cannabis Board by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Liquor and Cannabis Board
P.O. Box 43080
Olympia, WA 98504-3080
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 360-664-9689
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